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    We organise a number of conferences throughout the year that attract large audiences from across the globe.

    Previous conferences have included ESRC Festival of Social Sciences events, collaborative conferences with organisations such as The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), and PhD presentations ran in collaboration with our students.

    Upcoming conferences

    • Sat12May

      Warwick/Princeton/Utah Political Economy Conference 2018

      9:15am, 1 day 8 hours, Warwick in Venice, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava

      The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick along with the Department of Politics at Princeton University and the Department of Finance at University of Utah will be hosting the Political Economy Conference 2018 in Venice from the 12-13 May 2018.

      The aim of the workshop is to bring together the top theoretical and empirical political scientists and economists across Europe and North America. The workshop builds on previous successful meetings held annually since 2013.



      The Conference will feature a range of academics from across the world presenting papers on a number of topics.

      Saturday, 12 May

      9.15 – 10.00

      Arrival: Registration, Coffee and Welcome from the Organisers

      Session 1


      10:00 – 11.00

      Amanda Friedenberg, Arizona State University, "TBC"

      11.00 – 11.15

      Coffee break

      11.15 – 12.15

      Gabriel Lopez-Moctezuma, Caltech, "TBC"

      12.15 - 14.00 Lunch

      Session 2


      14.00 – 15.00

      Bryony Reich, Northwestern University, "TBC"

      15.00 – 16.00

      Pablo Montagnes, Emory University, "TBC"

      16.00 – 16.15

      Coffee break

      16.15 – 17.15

      Laura Mayoral, Institute of Economic Analysis (CSIC) and Barcelona GSE, "Groups in conflict: size matters but not in the way you think" (joint with Debraj Ray)

      19:00 onwards


      Sunday, 13 May

      Session 3


      10.00 – 11.00

      Camilo Garcia-Jimeno, University of Pennsylvania, "TBC"

      11.00 – 11.15

      Coffee break

      11.15 – 12.15

      Dana Foarta, Standford University, "A Model of Complexity"

      12.15 - 14.00


      Session 4


      14:00 – 15:00

      Sarah Moshary, University of Pennsylvania, "TBC"

      15:00 – 16.00

      John Londregan, University of Princeton, "TBC"

      16.00 – 16.15

      Coffee break

      16.15 – 17.15

      Giri Parameswaran, Haverford College, "Bargaining on Appellate Courts" joint with Charles Cameron (Princeton), Lewis Kornhauder (NYU, School of Law)

    • Jun072017CRETA Workshop - Wednesday, June 710:00am - 5:30pm,
    • May172017Professor Oliver Hart Lecture - Incomplete Contracts and Control6:00pm - 7:00pm, OC1.05 The Oculus Building

      We are pleased to announce that Economics alumnus and Nobel Prize winner, Professor Oliver Hart will be visiting the Department on Wed 17 May, 6pm.

      Professor Oliver Hart is currently the Andrew E Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. Born in Britain, he gained a BA in Mathematics at King's College, Cambridge in 1969, an MA in Economics at Warwick in 1972, and a PhD in Economics at Princeton University in 1974. The University awarded Professor Hart an honorary degree in 2012.

      Professor Hart is an expert on contract theory, theory of the firm, corporate finance, law and economics and his research centres on the roles that ownership structure and contractual arrangements play in the governance and boundaries of corporations.

      He is the 2016 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

      Join us for his lecture on Wednesday 17 May at 6-7pm, in the Oculus building, room OC1.05 (please note that this is changed from room IMC0.02) - ‘Incomplete Contracts and Control’, which is a version of his Nobel Prize Lecture, originally delivered on 8 December 2016 at the Aula Magna, Stockholm University.

      Book your place now

    • Apr262017Warwick Economics PhD Conference 20172 days,

      This year the event will be taking place on Wednesday 26th April – Thursday 27th April 2017.

      This event is organised by research students of the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and Faculty.

      The conference papers will be evaluated by a scientific committee, consisting of Warwick Economics PhD students and faculty members. Anyone can attend, but only PhD students can present. Papers from all research areas are welcome but those targeting cutting-edge topics will be prioritised.

      Bookings for the event are now closed.

      View the PhD Conference Programme

    • Nov122016Shepsle Festschrift Conference9:15am - 7:00pm,

      By invitation only

      A one day conference in honour of Ken Shepsle on 'Political Economy, Formal Political Theory: The last 50 years, the Next 50'. The conference will survey the past and examine prospects for the future of a. formal political theory, b. political economy and c. political science.

      Event Details

      Date: Saturday 12 November 2016
      Time: 9.15am-5.00pm and conference dinner at 7.00pm
      Location: Floor 17 (WBS), The Shard, London Bridge, London SE1 9SG (Find the Shard). The entrance is on the Upper Ground Concourse. You will need photo ID such as a passport or driver's licence.
      Organiser: Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Department of Economics

      Please feel free to browse the photos from the event, as well as watch the video footage of the presentations.

      Conference Programme

      Saturday 12 November 2016

      9:15am-10am Registration and Coffee

      10am-11:45am Round Table Session 1 - Political Science

      John Aldrich; Bruce Bueno de Mesquita; John Ferejohn; Valentino Larcinese; John Patty; Vera Troeger

      11:45am-12:45pm Lunch

      12:45pm-2:30pm Round Table Session 2 - Formal Political Theory

      David Austen-Smith; Torun Dewan; Jon Eguia; Ethan Bueno de Mesquita; Maggie Penn; Robert L Powell; Rafael Hortala-Vallve

      2:30pm-3pm Refreshments

      3pm-4:45pm Round Table Session 3 - Political Economy

      James Alt; Robert Bates; Jeffry Frieden; Maria Petrova; Barry Weingast; Norman Schofield; James M Synder

      5pm Free Time

      7pm Conference Dinner at Bunch of Grapes, London Bridge

    • Jun102016Economic Theory Workshop2 days, Scarman House, The University of Warwick

      The annual Economic Theory Workshop has been hosted by the Department of Economics at The University of Warwick for the last 7 years and is recognised as one of the top workshops in the world.

      Date: Friday 10 – Saturday 11 June 2016

      It provides the opportunity for leading Economic theorists to engage and discuss the latest ideas in economic theory and to foster collaborative research projects.

      Academic Lead: Professor Bhaskar Dutta


      Download the programme

      The two-day workshop will include presentations from the following speakers:

      The workshop includes a speaker dinner on Thursday evening, a dinner for all participants on Friday evening and lunch on both days.


      To book a place for this event, please complete the registration form. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.

      Register now to attend


      E-mail: economics dot events at warwick dot ac dot uk

      Telephone: (024) 76528089

    • Jun012016CRETA conferenceAll day, S2.79

      Details to follow.